Blessed John of Penna

Blessed John of PennaAlso known as

  • Giovanni of Penna
  • Johannes of Penna
  • Juan de Pina
  • Juan da Penna San Giovanni



Joined the Franciscan in Recanati, Italy c.1213. Priest. Founded several Franciscan houses in Provence, France during a 25 year apostolate there. Returned to Italy in 1242, and lived the bulk of his remaining 30 in cloistered retirement. Experienced many highs and lows in his spiritual life, with lengthy periods of aridity and doubt, but periods of ecstacies, visions, and mystic union. Had the gift of prophecy.




Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed John of Penna“. CatholicSaints.Info. 10 April 2020. Web. 28 November 2021. <>